Putin Just Doesn’t Care

Murder, mayhem—so what? He's trying to make a point. 

It hardly needs saying that a foundational axiom of intelligence work is not to get caught. Dead drops, cover names, codes, ciphers, brush passes and SDRs—all are designed to erase the footsteps of spies at work.

Except when it comes to Russia. President Vladimir Putin doesn’t seem to care so much. His GRU agents are the state-sponsored equivalent of Mur…

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